Heritage Preservation

Heritage Preservation

Waxahachie Residential Design Guidelines Project

Waxahachie City Council members and city management, past and present, have been unwavering in their support of the HPC and preservation in our community.  To ensure that Waxahachie will continue to be “A Place in the Heart,” residential design guidelines are being created to provide direction for proper treatments for rehabilitation, restoration, maintenance, and additions to our historic building inventory, as well as proper construction of new infill in our historic districts.  Although the information focuses on three of our National Register Districts, the design guidelines can be adapted to almost any historic property.

ONLINE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP (1) DRAFT RESIDENTIAL DESIGN GUIDLEINES

USEFUL DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
Downtown Incentive Programs
Frequently Asked Questions & Program Summary

Ordinance No. 2996 – Historic Overlay Districts
Ordinance No. 2997 – Heritage Preservation Commission & Programs
Application for 25% Tax Incentive for Historic Properties
Application for 50% Tax Incentive for Restoration/Improvements to Historic Properties
Federal Restoration Tax Credit Information
State Preservation Tax Credit Guide
Historic Preservation Certification Information
Historic Preservation Certification Application
Processing Fee Form

OTHER LINKS
Downtown Waxahachie Guidelines
Historic Overlay Sign Regulations
Historic Overlay District
Secretary’s Guide for New Additions
Historic Resource Survey 1985 – Full Report
Historic Resource Survey 2004 – Full Report
Historic Resource Survey 2016 - Full ReportHistoric Resource Survey 2019 - Full Report
Downtown Waxahachie Survey Plan 2016

Downtown Waxahachie Survey Report 2016
How to Clean Brick
How to Repoint Brick
Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning on Historic Buildings
How to Remove Graffiti